Detection of Exudates from Digital Fundus Images of Diabetic Retinopathy Patients

Incedere A., ARICA S.

21st National Biomedical Engineering Meeting (BIYOMUT), İstanbul, Turkey, 24 November - 26 December 2017 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


Diabetes is a condition where the body does not produce enough insulin to convert sugar to energy, leading to a build up of sugar in the blood. This leads to a number of problems, including diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that causes damage to the blood vessels of the retina that allowing you to see fine detail. It causes progressive damage to the retina. This paper proposes a simple yet an efficient approach for automatic detection of the exudates of the Diabetic Retinopathy. The detection of exudates of diabetic retinopathy is composed of eight steps: 1. RGB to gray conversion. 2. Moving mean to 0.5 3. Max Filter 4. Threshold specification 5. Optic disk removal 6. Remove of objects which is not exudates 7. Thresholding original image using the specified exudate regions 8. Computing statistical measures.